REVIEW: Carlton Hair International Ballito

“I think the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser.”
Joan Crawford (1905-1977), American actress

My experience at Carlton Hair International at Ballito can only be described as phenomenal!
Upon arrival I was introduced to a vivacious blonde stylist, Kim Hickman – AKA colour extraordinaire.

Hair can make or break a woman’s look; for this reason – I’ve always been terrified to experiment with permanent colour and thus, my hair has remained virginal and untouched.

There comes a time when one has to succumb in order to destroy the grey/silver pests. I couldn’t have selected a more capable stylist to transform my hair. Kim made me feel so comfortable and we established an instant trust. I showed her a picture of the colour I wanted and Kim suggested I put a semi-permanent rinse on my roots to hide the silver streaks and create a sun-kissed look – incorporating the Balayage technique. This is a French technique which creates soft, natural-looking highlights. There are less noticeable regrowth lines and it accentuates parts of your hair that would naturally lighten in the sun.

Carlton Hair use an excellent range of products which contain natural ingredients. Davines, was first established in Italy, sing high grade, natural ingredients while promoting environmental awareness. In addition, Davines helps develop vegetation required to restore oxygen that is extracted from the environment. I was beyond excited to try the luxury Davines hair treatment. I was treated to sit under the Micromist and enjoy a mask with Vibrochrom on my hair. My hair felt outrageously rejuvenated after this particular mask. Denise, the sweet and accommodating assistant, made me a delicious cappuccino to enjoy whilst I was treated to a luxurious head and scalp massage, enjoying the sweet aroma of the Davines conditioners.

It felt like I was walking through a field of strawberries.

The final moment had arrived… the colour reveal. Kim meticulously curled my hair. The soft curls bounced gently. Kim instructed me to look down so I could only see my transformation when it was complete. My excitement was increasing.

My beautiful hair afterwards!

My breath was taken away when I gazed at my new look in the mirror.

I entered the salon with boring locks, and I left feeling fabulous. That’s the best gift a salon can really give you, isn’t it? Kim’s free-hand bayalage colouring has completely lifted my look. I’ll definitely be returning in the future as well as widely recommending Carlton’s services, particularly Kim’s warm and charismatic personality. She has a natural flair with hair and passion is so evident in her work!

Address: Shop 664 Ballito Junction, 4399 Leonora Dve, Dolphin Coast
Phone: 032 586 1820